Date of Notice: June 6, 2023

How to Apply

All new and returning project applications due to be uploaded to SmartSheet by NOON on JULY 24, 2023.


All applications received by this deadline will be reviewed.  Late applications will not be reviewed.


The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to solicit applications from non-profits and local units of government who are interested in providing the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) services related to assisting individuals or families that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.


NC ESG funds are intended to be used as part of a crisis response system using a low barrier, housing-focused approach to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and one time.  Activities can include:

  • Engaging homeless individuals and families living on the street;
  • Improving the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
  • Helping operate emergency shelters;
  • Providing essential services to emergency shelter residents,
  • Rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families, and
  • Preventing families and individuals from becoming homeless.


The Division of Aging and Adult Service, NC DHHS will accept applications for ESG funding from Continuums of Care (CoC). The applications will recommend non-profit or local government agencies for funding. Recommended agencies will contract directly with NC DHHS, Division of Aging and Adult Services, for funding or with a Fiscal Sponsor, who will then contract directly with NC DHHS_DAAS.

Please see the application for a complete list of all information that must be submitted.

RFA Instructional Session and Q&A

Informational sessions were held in June 2023.

Review the slides from those sessions

In the process of administering this program, NC DHHS_DAAS will make decisions and interpretations regarding regional, fiscal, and project applications. NC DHHS_DAAS is entitled to the full discretion allowed by law in making all such decisions and interpretations. NC DHHS_DAAS reserves the right to request additional information from any applicant. NC DHHS_DAAS reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. NC DHHS_DAAS reserves the right to amend, modify, or withdraw provisions contained in this application that are inconsistent or in conflict with state or federal laws or regulations. All applications for NC ESG funding become the property of NC DHHS_DAAS.

Deadline for Submission

Monday, August 21, 2023, at 5:00 pm via Smartsheet submission.  Smartsheet link will be provided at a later date.   

For additional details, application, and budget forms visit the NC DHHS ESG Grant Opportunities Website.

To Obtain Further Information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Chris Battle

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-675-3067
Email: chris.battle@dhhs.nc.gov

Lisa Worth

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-605-0085
Email: lisa.worth@dhhs.nc.gov

Alissa Pritchett

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-614-5777
Email: alissa.pritchett@dhhs.nc.gov

NC 507 ESG Timeline FY 24

The NC ESG Office conducted a TA Session in June. Slides are attached. The recording can be accessed here: 2024 RFA.

Fair Share & Funding Priorities to keep in mind when considering your LOI and project application:

  • Funds are awarded to CoCs based on the HUD CoC pro-rata formula, NC 507 allocation is $400,038.
  • Applicants that request Emergency Response funds may allocate all dollars for Emergency Shelter Operations or allocates no less than 60% of the funding for Shelter Operations and no more than 40% for Shelter Services.
  • The ESG Program prioritizes organizations that support the Housing First and low-barrier model. Our CoC written standards do require subrecipients to follow these models.
  • The State strongly encourages use of emergency shelter funds to support facilities linked to rapid rehousing programs within a CoC.
  • Rapid Rehousing Services and Rapid Rehousing Financial Assistance should be linked to an emergency shelter or street outreach program.

Keep in mind the entire CoC allocation is $400,038. Please consider this when submitting your LOI and project application.

All Letters of Interest (LOIs) Due to the NC 507 Governing Board

June 30, 2023 at 12:00pm

Submit LOIs to coc@partnershipwake.org

NC-507 CoC Meeting Discussing NC ESG RFA Process + Score Cards + Timeline

July 7, 2023 at 1:30pm

All new and returning project applications due to be uploaded to SmartSheet

July 24, 2023 at NOON


More Details

Review Committee to Teams / Zoom Interview Applicants

July 31, 2023

Review Decisions Finalized. NC 507 Funding Review Committee notifies NC 507 Governing Board of decisions

July 31, 2023

Applicants are Notified of Review Committee Decision

August 7, 2023

Final Date for Denied Applicants to Submit Appeal

August 9, 2023

CoC Approves NC ESG Projects, Written Standards, and CAS (CoC Membership Meeting)

August 9, 2023

Denied Applicants Notified of Decision

August 10, 2023

Governing Board Completes Regional Budget Worksheet

August 11, 2023

Final submission date for NC-507 Approved NC ESG Project Applications Uploaded in Smartsheet

August 14, 2023

Governing board Completes NC-507 ESG-State Regional Application & Budget (Word)

August 17, 2023

Governing board Submits completed NC-507 Regional Application and Budget in Smartsheet

August 18, 2023

Governing board Submits Email Accompanying NC-507 Documentation to ncesg@dhhs.nc.gov

August 18, 2023

Applications due

Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:00pm

More Details